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  1. Need help with my baby cockatiels!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello! I adopted two baby cockatiels a few days ago who're 3 weeks and 2 days old. I have been feeding them Kaytee formula at 4-hour intervals, except from midnight to 6 am. They're usually hungry by the time I come to feed them and don't mind the schedule. Anyways, onto the questions! 1) I...
  2. When do I move my baby cockatiels to a cage? And am I feeding them correctly?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello! I adopted two baby cockatiels a few days ago who're 3 weeks and 2 days old. I have been feeding them Kaytee formula at 4-hour intervals, except from midnight to 6 am. They're usually hungry by the time I come to feed them and don't mind the schedule. Anyways, onto the questions! 1) I...
  3. Moving Chicks from Brooder to Flight Cage

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have 3 adorable chicks, about 5 weeks old and have been hand fed for over 4 weeks now. They are all fully feathered and have been doing very well without a heater (took it away about a week ago when they were pretty much fully feathered). All 3 fly and have started to pick at millet and other...
  4. Hand feeding help!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    So just after some advice! I've hand fed wild song birds, crows and an owl in the past but they are very different from cockatiel chicks. I'm using kaytee exact formula I've got syringes, bent spoon, thermometer and bowls and stuff equipment wise. I've done loads of reasearch and watch loads of...
  5. question for genetic Pro-s

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have a pearl male split to cinnamon and I assume-pied (he has a tell-tale yellow spot on the back of his neck).He was paired with pearl WF (split to pied) and had 4 babies, none of them pied. Because of some issues with the hen I had to pair him with another one- a pied pearl this...
  6. When should I move babies to a cage?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I have 2 4-week old cockatiels and they're inside a glass aquarium when they're not being held, but they seem very active and flutter around so I'm wondering when it'll be okay to move them into a cage. The one I have doesn't have a grate on the bottom.
  7. What genders are these babies?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I'm getting 2 four week old cockatiels on Monday. The breeder told me they're both female, but I don't think she had them DNA sexed, so I'm not sure. As far as I can tell, both parents are split pied, the mama is cinnamon and the dad is a normal grey split lutino. I know he's split lutino...
  8. 8 eggs?!?!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello all, One of my pairs has laid 8 eggs. They have done clutches of 4 before, but never this many! I know for sure one is infertile, so that brings it down to 7. Anyway, 5 of the eggs have hatched so far. The parents are busy around the clock feeding their little fuzzy nuggets and I'm busy...
  9. Cockatiel chicks being fed - with subtitles

    Cockatiel Videos
    Hi all, I have just finished editing this video of my husband feeding a couple of our cockatiel chicks. Hope you all enjoy it.
  10. Leaving Chicks

    Cockatiel Talk
    Good morning everyone. A quick question, what age are chicks when the parents start to leave them for a short time to feed themselves ect? Thanks, Teresa
  11. New to the forum - not to birds :)

    Introductions
    Hi all, My husband and I have been breeding hand-raised cockatiels since 2006. We have a flock of around 30 adults, 2 african greys and 3 alexandrines. We are just starting our breeding season with 2 new hatchlings yesterday. One is a lutino and the other - too soon to tell :) I'm looking...
  12. Socializing Babies

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello Everyone! My two cockatiels (both first time parents) have been raising their four chicks wonderfully! I've been letting the parents feed them and I've been handling them daily; starting for a couple mins when they were very young and becoming longer as they turned two weeks. I've been...
  13. Three questions about babies

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I am not sure which section would be the correct one to post these three questions, if this isn't the right one I apologise and please move it. I have these four babies who are now between 19 and 26 days old. They seem all pretty normal to me, but what do I know? The oldest baby tried to get...
  14. Heating pad: two quick questions

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I need to buy a heating pad for the brooder. There are hundreds of types and basically there are the following types: Pads for pets and Pads for humans Also there are types that switch off after about 90 minutes and others (I haven't seen them yet but I know they exist) that never switch off...
  15. Does you cockatiel sing like mine?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi readers : ) I have 10 cockatiels and their father, the big boss is the only one who is untamed and this is how he sings, please check this video, I made of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCJTw9u3BBs&noredirect=1 His babies ( the males) are learning that song from him. I am wondering...
  16. Just pulled babies

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi everyone, i am an experienced breeder and handrearer, last night i pulled my 2 week old whiteface chicks but its been more than 12 hours and one of their crops has not emptied. There were only two babies in this clutch and mum and dad were very generous in their feeds, the babies crops were...
  17. 5 new little white fluffballs!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I'm new here, but I've been reading a lot of the threads here. My cockatiels are Fred and Iris and they just had their first clutch hatch! I really did not expect any babies to hatch, so to see 5 hatch is amazing. And another surprise, apparently Fred is split whiteface! All 5 little babies are...
  18. Chickens!!!

    Other Pets
    I have decided my husband is an enabler. I can go look at cute animals all I want without him and not come home with any. The minute I take him along I'm coming home with a new baby. This time it was chicks. They are absolutely adorable. We got a Barred Plymouth Rock and a Buff Orpington. Both...
  19. Time for nest away?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey there. My cockatiel pair have 2 babies. They are around 4-4 1/2 weeks old. They are not handfed. They are parent fed. The babies have not begun weaning, but they have begun to walk out of the nest and explore the cage. They have also started to lose weight and begin to flap their wings. But...
  20. How to introduce new foods to baby cockatiels?

    Training and Bonding
    I have three cockatiel chicks. I have been raising them for almost two months by now because their parents abandoned them (they were 1, 2 and 4 days old when i started raising them). Two of them are ready to start eating "grown up" food. But all they see is me or syringe that i'm feeding them...
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